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Update on COVID-19 vaccinations

Almost 70 per cent of the region’s adult population have received their first COVID-19 vaccination. Meanwhile, almost a quarter of the adult population have received their second dose, which provides them with the highest and longest lasting degree of protection against the coronavirus. A total of 86,689 first dose vaccinations have been delivered and 29,376 …

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More than 60 per cent of adults receive first dose COVID vaccinations

MORE than 60 per cent of the region’s adult population have received their first COVID-19 vaccination.  And coming on for 10 per cent have received their second, as the programme continues to make good progress during a period of more limited national supplies.  As at end of March 23 2021, a total of 74,948 first …

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COVID vaccination programme set to scale up as second doses delivered

COVID-19 vaccinations in Dumfries and Galloway are on course to see the vast majority of people aged 50 and above receive their first dose before the end of this month. And second doses are also now being delivered at pace, with those aged 80 and over set to have been provided with the fullest degree …

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Increase in COVID cases

An increase was recorded in the number of new COVID cases in the region last week. In the week ending March 14 there were 32 new positive cases, up from 21 the week before. A total of 117 new close contacts were identified and advised to self-isolate, up considerably on 68 in the previous week. …

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Duke of Cambridge hears how charitable funds have supported NHS

THE DUKE of Cambridge has been hearing how charitable funds have helped support the work of the NHS in the region during the pandemic. In a telephone conversation, His Royal Highness Prince William also expressed an interest in learning how staff in Dumfries and Galloway have been coping with the added pressures resulting from COVID-19. …

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Caring Jenny’s work wins words of support from Prince William

AN NHS Dumfries and Galloway nurse is still beaming with pride after she was officially given royal seal of approval.Jenny Manson from Kirkcudbright received a 15-minute call from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who gave his heartfelt thanks for her efforts.The call took place while Jenny was working at Gardenhill Primary Care Centre, Castle …

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